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and mitt romney tied at 49% apiece. we'll be talking with maryland congressman chris van hollen about his expectations come election day. first want to get right to john burrman focusing on those crucial swing states for us this morning. >> first off we're going to start with florida. this state really critical to both campaigns but especially mitt romney. the sense is, he just can't win without it. right now the polling is mixed. some polls show romney with a small lead. other polls show the president's got a lead, and no surprise, the state of florida, we're having some voting issues there. cnn's john zarrella is live in plantation, florida, this morning. good morning, john. >> you're right. it is tight here as you would expect in florida. mitt romney leading the president in that cnn/orc poll by one percentage point, 50% to 49%. while mitt romney was not in florida over the weekend, he'll be here today, the president did come down to south florida to one of the key, key counties, broward county, because he knows how important that county is, heavily democratic. he spoke to about 23,000
to be joining us, pennsylvania senator pat toomey is our guest, maryland congressman chris van hollen will be with us. arizona senator john mccain, the former white house press secretary bill burton and former treasury secretary larry summers all joining us this morning. and former mccain campaign adviser mark mckinney is with us. it's monday, november 5th, and a special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. welcome, everybody. in 24 hours the campaign promises and those commercials finally stop and the american people will pick a president. this morning, a brand-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters have mitt romney and president obama in a dead heat, 49% apiece. both candidates are canvassing the critical swing states on this final full day on the campaign trail. the president will hold rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney is in florida and lynchburg and fairfax virginia, columbus ohio and in manchester, new hampshire. and it wouldn't be a presidential election without some kind of legal fight in the stat
? and on friday, november 9th, congressman chris van hollen is the keynote speaker at the world affairs council annual conference at 9:00 a.m. at the may flower hotel. you'll find us on myfoxdc.com and on twitter, hashtag capitol rundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. see you next week. >>> in the near future all about election coverage, and coming up, the impact of superstorm sandy. what effect it's having on the campaign and early voting. >> plus, gwen talbart is back with a look at the weather and a work week preview. what will election day hold? stay with us. fox5 morning news will be right back. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> i don't think what we need is another government bureau accurate that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be helpful to have a presiden
? >> right now, outside of hoyer, the person a generous the more -- most chatter is chris van hollen, representative from maryland, a democrat. paul ryan's foil on the budget committee in the house. again, a young, sort of take charge, a charismatic leader. he raised a lot of money. he ran the democratic congressional campaign committee for two cycles. so, he has a lot of pole. complicated a little bit by the fact that he and hoyer our friends and they represent the same state and run in the same circles. he was the assistant to the speaker in nancy pelosi's last term as speaker. that seems to be the person who bubbles to the top the most. and a question about what debbie wasserman schultz will do. democratic committee chairman. no one does that job to long. she is looking at a way to leadership -- i hate to use terms like the smart money, but the smart money seems to be if pelosi wants to know if a successor and get behind somebody, it would be chris van hollen. >> that shakes. drama makes what is going on in the senate look tame by comparison. what is the light of the land on the s
ladder, and they are trying to read the tea leaves. chris van hollen was asked, and he said he did not know. you have some steny hoyer, jim cliburn, and they're not going anywhere. if nancy pelosi decides that she's going to step aside, we will seek a flurry of activity with chris van hollen, and perhaps steny hoyer and james clyburn. host: could we see members of congress moving to the white house? guest: i think so. that is one to watch, especially in the house. it is trickier in the sand ridge in the senate. -- in the senate. you have to be cognizant of that. in the house, the minority, i think you'll see at least a couple of house democrats that joined obama's team. host: that question -- raises questions about whether john kerry could be picked as secretary of state. guest: if john kerry is collected, you have an election, and who would run for that seat? scott brown. host: "christian science monitor" headline -- "paul ryan returns to house -- is he ready for a bigger role in the gop?" guest: there is speculation that he is interested in staying on. he appears to be one of the
chatter in terms of being a successor is chris van hollen who's a representative from maryland, a democrat. he is paul ryan's foil in on the budget committee in the house. again, a very young sort of take charge, charismatic leader, raised a lot of money. he ran the democratic congressional campaign committee for two cycles, so he has a lot of pull within the caucus. it's complicated a little bit by the fact that he and hoyer are friends, and they both represent the same state, they've run within the same circles. van hollen was the assistant to the speaker in nancy pelosi's last term as speaker, so that seems to be the surface that bubbles to the top as well. debbie wasserman schultz, the democratic committee chairwoman. nobody does that job for too long. she is looking for a way into leadership, but right now i hesitate to use terms like the smart money, but the smart money seems to be if pelosi wants to anoint a successor or get behind somebody, it would be van hollen. >> thank you. so that shakespearean drama makes what's going on in the senate look tame by comparison. what's going on
credit cardin won that race. >> 8th district, we can tell you the incumbent chris van hollen has won over his republican challenger. >> there are several controversial ballot measures in maryland. question 4 would grant instate tuition to illegal immigrants. now with 1% of the precinct reporting, it appears there's about a two to one lead for that measure. >> question 7, which will decide whether to expand gamble in maryland. 1% reporting, still very close. 51% of the voters are against expanding gambling. 49 #% are for it. we'll be watching this one all night. >> virginia, long lines have led to a delay in election results in the commonwealth. >> karen gray houston is live at the state board of elections with the latest. >> reporter: voting done now. we are at the fairfax county government center, which is the headquarters for the board of elections. people were voting there until just a short time ago. they always tell you if you're in line when the polls close, that they will let you vote. they did that here at 7:00, the polls closed and there were a bunch of people left trying to get
schultz, chris van hollen, steny hoyer would be in line. th and there is a whole layer right underneath and rahm emanuel would have been. they are cooling their heels right now. fenty does not want to go back to california. her family would like to go back. she might still around again because -- she raised $215 million. she is the house's biggest fund- raiser. >> we will end up with a more polarized congress. steny hoyer is more moderate. he is an institutional -- has been around for decades and represents a lot of the new democrats. the big question will be, will party, a caucus dominated by liberals and i would say democrats are much more liberal than your average democrat around the country. will they tolerate steny hoyer who they do not see as one of their own? they see him as a compromiser. >> the white house has been ignoring -- democrats have been an afterthought. if they had a leader, there would have more muscle. >> one thing that i find interesting to watch is when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, you have a house that is not budging and testing republican. w
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